A California Midsummer’s Harvest, in a bowl

A late July trip to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and a really simple, adaptable grilled vegetable and heirloom tomato dinner that truly requires no recipe, just good, local ingredients. This meal makes me feel really grown-up, by the way.

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Playing House, or, That Time We Got a Costco Card

My dad tried to buy me a giant stuffed giraffe a decade too late. Also, we finally get a Costco card and do something kinda healthy with sausage and vegetables as a result.

June Gloom: Chicken Tortilla Soup

The weather is awful, it’s this June Gloom thing here in Southern California. But hey, it’s a really good excuse to make soup during the summer!

Fathers’ Day Dinner in Miami

Back home in Miami for a few days to visit family. Fathers’ Day Dinner at our house. I also attempt to order a Porterhouse with the butter on the side! The irony.

Mostly Musings, and also a Pork Chop

My life totally revolves around using up a loaf of whole wheat sandwich bread. Also, pork chops are grilled. And, my inability to go out dinner and not order chicken soft tacos is considered.

Homemade Pizza Throwdown!

We travel to Santa Cruz for Memorial Day Weekend. Of course, a homemade pizza throwdown(!) ensues.

Cheesesteaks: Sloppy, Gooey, Adapted

Cheesesteaks are attempted, and we are more than satisfied with the results. I am also still full, and it’s been almost twenty hours since dinner.

Dream On: Soup & Sandwich

I discuss my dream of owning a sandwich shop, and provide a tutorial on making vegetable soup, with entirely too much detail.

Grilled Pizza: KitchenAid Honeymoon Part 1

My mother is amazing and makes my dream of owning a KitchenAid stand mixer come true! In this first installment of the “KitchenAid Honeymoon”, Ryan and I grill pizza and make you feel insecure about whatever less interesting thing you had for dinner last Saturday.

Santa Monica Farmers Market

Late April at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, in pictures, really. I also bake tilapia in parchment and impress myself with the results.